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Diane, Alela & Ryan Francesconi, Cold Moon
Singer/songwriter Alela Diane and guitarist/composer Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsome) have uniquely collaborated to create Cold Moon. At a friend's show in October 2014, the two chatted about how they were both experiencing creative standstills. Ryan lacked inspiration to make more instrumental music, and Alela was at a loss for how to start writing a new record after the birth of her daughter. Soon, Ryan sent Alela several recordings of intricate, beautiful guitar pieces. She listened on repeat while staring out the window at the changing leaves, initially unsure how to sing even a note over what she heard. Eventually, something clicked and throughout the Winter, Alela travelled across town to Ryan's house to woodshed the songs. Before they knew it, they had a record--a collaboration of voice and guitar with intangible moods and resonances--a collection that calls you to reflect and be hopeful. A wintry music born in December.